Dave Smith was a groundbreaking synthesizer designer, and when he passed away early in May of 2022, it was a significant loss for the synth community. However, thanks to Sequential releasing the Trigon-6, fans will be able to experience the last synth that Dave has ever worked on.
The small Irish company, myVolts, took to Kickster recently for their sixth campaign. Following successful campaigns such as the Z-charge, Ripcord, Candycords, and TAPS, their latest Kickster is for a light-up patch cable called Halo.
Aodyo Instruments, a synth maker from France, recently launched a Kickstarter project for their polyphonic physical modeling synthesizer, the Anymo Omega.
Anyone who missed out on the popular Erebus and Hades synthesizers by Dreadbox now has an opportunity to get their hands on them again, as they have been reissued. Erebus is an all-analog paraphonic synthesizer, and the reissue is a faithful reproduction of the Erebus V1.
New versions and updates were recently released for a few software products, including Logic Pro by Apple and Oddity by GForce Software.
Thanks to Audiomodern, musicians can now transform their loops into a kaleidoscope of new sounds using Loopmix. Audiomodern describes the software as an "effortless loop mangling heaven," and it enables users to create a never-ending stream of remixes.
It’s been a busy few weeks for Akai Professional as the brand has announced an assortment of new products and updates. These include plugins, hardware, software synths, and free updates.
As 2022 begins to draw to a close, Arturia has introduced some of its new hardware and software that is available.
The French company Intuitive Instruments, formerly known as Dualo, has launched a Kickstarter for Exquis, an expressive MIDI controller and an intuitive creation app. Intuitive Instruments saw success in 2012 with the release of the Dualo Du-touch and in 2016 with the Dualo Du-Touch S.
After declaring insolvency earlier in 2022 due to global supply chain issues, MOD Devices has returned under the name MOD Audio. Although many of the founders and shareholders tried to get the company back on track using private cash, things did not work out.
Novation has been around since 1992, and to say that the brand has come a long way since then would be an understatement. In celebration of this milestone, they have announced a “Made With Novation” competition, where participants can share their love for Novation with the world.
The global chip shortage has not been kind to synth manufacturers and has seen everyone from Hexinverter to WMD and Mutable Instruments closing operations. Another one of the casualties was Future Retro, with an announcement about being forced to close its doors earlier in the year.
Several brands recently released new hardware and software updates in the synthesizer space. Here’s a quick roundup of what is new and what users can expect from the updates.
It’s no secret that the global supply shortage of chips has hit the synthesizer industry hard, and it is expected that the semiconductor industry will continue to suffer shortages until 2024.
Warp Records announced via their social media channels that Aphex Twin and Dave Griffiths have launched Samplebrain, which is free sound design software.